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Ion Fury is a prequel to Bombshell. Shelly "Bombshell" Harrison, a bomb disposal expert working for the Global Defense Force (GDF), returns as the game's protagonist, fighting against the cybernetic forces of Dr. Jadus Heskel.

The game is built in a modified version of the EDuke32 source port of the famed Build engine that powered Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, and Blood, which brings modern additions to an otherwise quite old-school experience, such as high resolution support, higher-quality textures, and autosaves running alongside regular manual game saving options, while retaining the bulk of the gameplay from these titles.

On 28 February 2018, the Preview Campaign was released, having but one short episode that ends in a boss fight. Shelly has four weapons available to her, with her signature three-barreled revolver and homing bombs first seen in Bombshell also making a return. The game prides itself in the level of interactivity with the environment, and rewards exploration and uncovering secrets, some of which bring bonuses like health, armour and/or ammo pickups.


Ion Fury Windows The register of a fast food joint
Ion Fury Windows There is a large amount of verticality to the game.
Ion Fury Windows The entire wall of this office building has been blown up (preview campaign).
Ion Fury Windows If you wonder why Shelly is the only GDF member in the promo material... this is why.

Promo Images

Ion Fury Render
Ion Fury Screenshot
Ion Fury Screenshot
Ion Fury Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "The Washington Project" -- working title
  • "Ion Maiden" -- Early Access release title

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KeenGamer Windows Aug 14, 2019 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Windows Aug 14, 2019 9 out of 10 90 Windows Aug 25, 2019 8.8 out of 10 88
Destructoid Windows Aug 17, 2019 8 out of 10 80
Link-Cable Windows Aug 14, 2019 8 out of 10 80
Way Too Many Games Windows Aug 14, 2019 8 out of 10 80
KeenGamer PlayStation 4 May 13, 2020 8 out of 10 80
Cultured Vultures Windows Aug 14, 2019 6 out of 10 60
GameSpew Windows Aug 14, 2019 6 out of 10 60
Big Boss Battle (B3) Windows Mar 04, 2019 Unscored Unscored


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3D Realms was sued over the games original title Ion Maiden by the band Iron Maiden. Iron Maiden claimed trademark infringement over the name of the game and its logo being extremely similar to theirs.


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